Special Issue "Dynamics of Gender Income Inequality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2022) | Viewed by 12993
2. IZA Institute of Labor Economics, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Interests: labour market policy evaluation; inequality; demographic change
Interests: quantitative approaches to welfare economics, in particular income inequality, income distribution dynamics, taxation, social policy and social protection; social mobility; environmental policy and health; the development and application of policy microsimulation models
Rising income inequality is a defining challenge of our times, with far-reaching consequences for social cohesion, political stability, economic prosperity, and wellbeing. The asymmetric nature of the COVID-19 shock has further revealed the deep-rooted inequalities that exist within our societies. The drivers of changes in income inequality have been the focus of a substantial body of research. Despite this, conclusions are still strongly debated, particularly with respect to the role of globalization, technological change, market forces, policies, and institutions.
Within global measures of income inequality, there are important trends worth monitoring. Income inequality across space and between ethnic groups and other advantaged and disadvantaged groups is also of interest to policy makers. Income differences between men and women and their drivers and evolution are particularly significant given the recent interest in and the adoption of gender-responsive budgeting.
The gender gap in income is largely composed of the gender wage gap (explained and unexplained) and the gender work gap (intensive and extensive margin). Although much progress has been achieved on both in recent decades, there is still some way to go to achieve gender income equality. Improvements in gender income equality can come from policies that tackle the gender income gap at source—through incentivizing equal pay for equal work or removing barriers to work for women or through policies which seek to redistribute between men and women through the tax-benefit system.
This Special Issue seeks to understand trends in gender income inequality and policy solutions to address the persistent gap in earnings between men and women. We will consider papers seeking to understand:
- Gender income inequality trends within countries and between countries;
- The effect of economic shocks on gender income inequality;
- Drivers and consequences of gender income inequality;
- The societal costs of gender income inequality;
- The likely effect of future technological progress on gender income inequality;
- Policy solutions to reducing the gender gap in income.
Dr. Karina Doorley
Dr. Denisa Maria Sologon
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- gender income inequality trends
- Income inequality across space and between groups
- gender wage gap and gender work gap
- technological progress
- market forces
- policies and institutions